Grief Support

Grief Support


Our grief support team provides sensitive, informed support for those experiencing feelings of loss and grief. Bereavement care is typically offered to families soon after the death of their loved one. It is also available earlier to help families learn to cope with their upcoming loss.

Grief support is offered by the hospice staff for up to 18 months after the death of a loved one. Services are also offered to community members who have experienced a loss.


Adult Grief Support Groups

Topics discussed during support group times may include:

  • Natural and normal grief response
  • Stages of grief
  • Spiritual aspects of grief
  • Exploring feelings of loss
  • Six needs of mourning
  • Adjusting to new roles
  • Living with grief
  • Taking care of yourself
  • Managing stress

These topics are covered in the support groups "New to Grief" and "Journey Through Grief." Visit the Events Calendar to find a group near you.

PHOENIX Recovery Group

After completion of the Adult Grief Support Group course, participants are invited to join the PHOENIX Recovery Group. This group meets monthly for social functions, covered dish suppers and sharing. All activities focus on recovery from grief and reentry into a new and changed everyday life.

Lunch and Learn Programs

Heyman HospiceCare also offers Lunch and Learn Programs such as:

  • Living Alone Safely
  • Legal and Financial Issues
  • Nutritious Dining for One
  • Yoga and Tai Chi

Spiritual Services

A chaplain is available upon request by the patient or caregiver. Dealing with a terminal illness can cause a spiritual crisis and bring up concerns that will require spiritual care. Our chaplain reaches across denominational lines and will be respectful of your beliefs.

The ministry emphasis of our chaplain is that of compassion and mercy. In pastoral counseling, the chaplain exercises the strictest confidentiality. The chaplain can administer sacraments such as baptism and communion. He can also conduct funerals and weddings upon request. The chaplain will also be available through the grieving process for our patients' caregivers and families.

The chaplain services of Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd adds another layer of emotional support for patients, their caregivers and their extended families.


For more information about Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd, including questions about referrals and services provided, call 706.509.3200 or 800.324.1078.


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